Homemade brandy butter recipe

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This boozy brandy butter recipe is a must with Christmas pud and mince pies- or if you're feeling really decadent then you could even eat it straight from the bowl!

Brandy butter recipe
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  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories233 Kcal12%
Sugar18.7 g21%
Fat15.5 g22%
Saturated Fat9.8 g49%
Salt0.34 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein0.2 g0%
Carbohydrates18.7 g7%
Salt0.34 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This boozy homemade brandy butter recipe is incredibly simple, and will show you how to make brandy butter easily at home - which is much cheaper than the shop bought version!

Learn how to make brandy butter with our simple step by step recipe. This easy recipe shows you how to make this classic to serve alongside Christmas pudding and mince pies.

This delicious brandy butter recipe is a traditional Christmas recipe. One of the best things about Christmas is the fact that you can indulge in some of the most delicious foods, and this Christmas favourite is definitely on the list! Brandy butter, especially when homemade, is just perfect served with mince pies, Christmas pudding, chocolate cake or even spooned on top of ice cream.

The best part about making this delicious butter is that it will only take you 5 mins to whip up in the kitchen. So you can make it fresh just before it's ready to be eaten!

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  • 75g (3oz) softened butter
  • 75g (3oz) icing sugar
  • 2tbsp brandy




  1. Cream together the butter and icing sugar until fluffy - you can do this by beating with a wooden spoon in a large mixing bowl or by using an electric hand whisk.
  2. Stir in the brandy.
  3. Refrigerate until you're ready to use.
Top Tip for making Homemade brandy butter

When making brandy butter, keep adding the brandy until you can not taste the butter.

Brandy butter has the appearence of a soft vanilla ice cream and is a pastel yellow colour like most butters. Unlike regular butter it has a rich, sweet flavour. Although the brandy melts away in the cooking process it still leaves behind an enticing aroma which is why its often served as a festive treat at Christmas.

Homemade brandy butter can be kept for quite a while in both the fridge and freezer. In the fridge you can keep it for 2-3 weeks. If you store it in the freezer it can last for a few months, just make sure it's fully defrosted before you want to enjoy it again and then do not refreeze.

Top tip for refreezing: Portion your brandy butter into an ice cube tray so you can defrost a small amount at a time so none of it goes to waste!

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies